Photos from Top Left to Right:
With Marcia Cross during filming of
"Tales From the Dark Side - Strange
Love." As Maharaja in Vogue
Magazine's spread, photographed by
Shiela Metzner, on the exhibition,
"The Royal Costumes of India," at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
As Jean Paul Marat in "Marat / Sade."
As Count Dracula in "Dracula." Two
old Headshots. As Pablo Gonzales
in "A Streetcar Named Desire." As
Scratch in "Scratch." As Chief Joseph
in "Indians." As Grand Duke Alexis in
“Never has an actor dominated a
stage or captivated an audience as
did Nayyar in this scene. He played
the role with the beautiful irony of a
man who knows all the secrets
about everyone, who is in perfect
control of every situation, and who
knows he will be dismissed by
people who don't realize his power.
Watching Nayyar weave and
maneuver around George Doerksen,
who played Daniel Webster, was like
watching a cobra with his head up
and hood flared amuse himself with
a baby chick before he finally strikes
and devours it.”
The Technician, April 26, 1972.
“Chief Joseph (Harsh Nayyar, who
invests his role with a powerful
sorrow), the hypnotic orator-
The North Carolina Anvil,
October 16, 1971.
“Neither Mr. Nayyar nor Mr. Doerksen
fails to show us the agony that
attends the casting out of lunacy,
either through society or through the
The North Carolina Anvil,
April 24, 1971.
|BEHIND THE SCENES:
Harsh Nayyar joined the original
British cast of the play
"Guantanamo: Honor Bound to
Defend Freedom" in the foyer of
the Sam Rayburn Building at the
U.S House of Representatives in
Washington, DC, on 6th April 2006,
for a reading of the play.
The scene from "Hidalgo" was
shot in the desert in Morocco.
During the Audience Testing that
preceded the release of the film,
the Test Audiences consistently
voted Harsh the number four
audience favorite, after the horse,
Viggo Mortensen and Omar Sharif.
"Brick Lane" is based on the novel
by Monica Ali about Bangladeshi
immigrants in London. It was shot
in London during the hottest
summer on record. A local news
paper printed a picture of a cab
driver frying eggs on the black
hood of his taxi.
"The Fifth Patient" was shot in
The scene from "The
Peacemaker," starring Nicole
Kidman and George Clooney,
was shot in Macedonia. It was the
first film George Clooney made
after he left "ER," and the first
production of the newly formed
company, Dreamworks SKG.
"The Littlest Victims," is based on
the true story of Dr. James
Oleske, who discovered AIDS in
children. It was the first film shot
with High Definition TV cameras.
"Vestige of Honor" is about the
Montagnards, who fought along
with American soldiers in Vietnam
and were abandoned by the U.S
when Saigon fell. It is the true
story of how one man's (Donald
Scott) efforts led to special
legislation being passed by the
U.S Congress, which allowed
about two hundred Montagnards
to come to the U.S to live.
The Montagnards got their name
from the French, because they
lived in the mountains of Vietnam.
They are not ethnically
Vietnamese. They came in boats
up the rivers of Vietnam a
thousand years ago from the
islands of Java and Sumatra. At
that time, these regions had
extensive contacts with India.
The assassination scene from
"Gandhi" was shot in New Delhi,
India, at Birla House, just a few
feet from the spot where Mahatma
Gandhi was actually killed. To
prepare for the scene, and to get
the details right, Harsh talked to
the brother of Nathuram Godse,
the assassin. Harsh also worked
on the film in the Production side,
first as the liaison to the British
Production Manager, Alex De
Grunwald, and later, as an
Assistant Director, entrusted by
Richard Attenborough to organize
the Funeral scene, which has the
distinction of having the biggest
cast ever assembled for a film.
The scene was shot in one day,
on the 33rd anniversary of that
Harsh is a graduate of the Indian
Institute of Technology (I.I.T,)
Kharagpur, India, from where he
received a Bachelor's degree
(B.Tech. - First Class Honours) in
Mechanical Engineering. He did
graduate work and received a
Master of Science degree (MS) in
Mechanical Engineering from the
North Carolina State University
(NCSU,) Raleigh, NC.
During President Eisenhower's
1959 visit to India, Harsh was
invited by President Eisenhower
to tea, where the President
presented him with a signed
photograph of himself.
During Martin Luther King's 1959
visit to India, Harsh attended tea
at his uncle's home, where
Coretta and Martin Luther King
were the only guests.
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